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BPD hair drug test gets new hearing

A long-fought case alleges that the police’s hair-based drug test is more likely to incorrectly portray blacks as having used illicit substances, due to a difference in hair texture. A recent hearing suggests signs of progress for the case.

Storm brewing at UMass Boston

A shakeup that sidelined the longstanding chairman of the Africana Studies department at UMass Boston has a group of professors there charging that the administration is seeking to dismantle the department. After nearly two decades at its helm, Professor Robert ...

A new legislator for Roxbury’s 7th Suffolk

In what was the most hotly-contested legislative race in Boston’s low-turnout state primary, political newcomer Chynah Tyler eked out a narrow victory, with 901 of the 2,061 votes cast in the three-way race. Monica Cannon trailed by 105 votes with ...

Small businesses get on board with EMV

The EMV revolution is here and small businesses that do any kind of retail transactions had better not ignore the winds of change it brings. Simply put, “EMV” is the migration of the retail world from magnetic strip credit cards ...

Building a smart, bold, accessible and equitable SBA

It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in the Bay State, with a supportive ecosystem anchored by city, state and federal partnerships that help to ensure inclusive entrepreneurship in urban communities.

MBTA’s bus driving & maintenance can be considered for privatization

Core MBTA functions are now on the table for privatization, sparking concerns from those who believe the T’s loosened oversight and standards for outsourcing process could generate greater, not fewer, taxpayer expenses.

Consider the benefits of a sustainable business

Sustainable businesses are no longer just a fad. Time has now shown that beyond the obvious contribution toward a more sustainable environment there are real business benefits for companies of all sizes that infuse sustainable strategies into business operations.

Make social media work for you

There was a time not too long ago when the common consensus about the main power of social media for small business was that it can broaden a customer base and was a savvy way to achieve sales and marketing ...

Managing teams in the gig economy

Today’s workforce is the most diverse in history. While most people think of diversity in terms of age, ethnicity and gender, one of the other types of diversity that impacts our workplace is diversity in how people are working.

What’s your score?

You might not realize it but you are part of the Wall Street financial system. Even if you carry a wad of bills to pay for everything with cash, you are on the banking system’s radar. Just about everyone has ...

Cynthia K. Orellana

Cynthia K. Orellana recently joined the University of Massachusetts Boston as the Director of the Office of Community Partnerships, which seeks to identify, strengthen, and create collaborative, high impact, reciprocal community partnerships that advance the university’s mission as Boston's public ...

Baker-Polito administration launches college pathways portal

Starting this month, Massachusetts students and families have access to a new, full-service web portal that will allow them to explore a wide range of academic offerings at the state’s public colleges and universities and chart a course to an ...

Money Talk: Building black wealth

The Money Talk conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street at Roxbury Crossing, Boston. Workshops begin at 10 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Here is a preliminary ...

Chynah Tyler wins in 7th Suffolk

Political newcomer Chynah Tyler swept the field in the race to succeed state Rep. Gloria Fox, winning with 43 percent of the2,061 votes cast in the Seventh Suffolk House district.

Teens get taste of T jobs during internship program

Each of the 30 students who participated in this year’s Transportation Training Immersion Program spoke glowingly about their hands-on experiences working in MBTA service yards, Internet Technology centers and in the Real Estate/Safety/Security office. The students, most of whom attend ...